ITS Alpino in Boston 8 to 12 June

Google Translation The multi-mission European frigate (FREMM) of the Alpino arrived at the Black Falcon Cruise Terminal in Boston (USA), where it will stop until 12 June. Nave Alpino, delivered to the Navy on 30 September 2016, is the fifth FREMM unit and the fourth in the “anti-submarine” version. It is a ship set up with state-of-the-art and latest generation technological systems. The overseas campaign, the confrontation and the joint activities with friendly and allied Marine, constitute a precious opportunity for training, useful to maintain high levels of cooperation for…

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Italian Prototype Competitor for U.S. Navy’s FFG(X) Frigate Program Makes Landfall in Norfolk

TS Alpino, a Fincantieri-built frigate sailing under the Italian flag, made landfall in Norfolk. The ITS Alpino, a FREMM-class frigate, is a model of the ship the U.S. Navy is considering for the FFG(X) future frigate program. FREMM frigates are the only ships in the competition that have been proven in combat, having helped to destroy a Syrian chemical weapons facility in April. “The ITS Alpino demonstrates the proven versatility and capability of the FREMM class frigate,” said Vice Admiral Richard Hunt (Ret.), Fincantieri Marinette Marine’s Chief Strategy Officer. “It…

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USS Gonzalez Conducts Training With Italian Navy Frigate

USS Gonzalez conducted combined operations with the multipurpose Italian frigate ITS Alpino, May 16-17. The training is designed to promote camaraderie and collaboration among NATO partners. The Alpino is making several stops along the U.S. East Coast with Norfolk, Virginia, being the first. Crew Exchange “The crew exchange was highly beneficial to both Gonzalez’s crew and Alpino’s, giving rare insight into each other’s daily routine, said Navy Cmdr. Les Sobol, the Gonzalez’s commanding officer. “The [passing exercise] was an invaluable opportunity to flex multiple skillsets with our NATO partners at…

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ITS Carlo Margottini in the United Arab Emirates

Google Translation March 24, the European Frigate Multi Mission (FREMM)   of the Navy arrived in the port of Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates, where it will stop until Thursday, March 29th. Nave Margottini is the third FREMM unit delivered to the Navy on 27 February 2014 in the “anti-submarine” version and is fitted with state-of-the-art technological systems. Starting from La Spezia on 20 February and coming from Dammam (Saudi Arabia), the unit stops in Abu Dhabi before arriving in Djibouti in April to take command of…

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Hostile environment, formidable enemy: the FREMM – Caiman Marine couple in action

Google Translation Deployed in the Far North, the multi-mission Frigate (FREMM) Provence and its embedded Caiman Marine helicopter participated in the combined exercises TG18.1 and Dynamic Guard 2018 . Taking place under harsh conditions, these operational trainings have made it possible to strengthen the interoperability of French Navy units with its partners in the area. They helped to enhance the high level of performance of the FREMM / Caiman Marine couple in the field of anti-submarine warfare. Back on these exercises. In the middle of February, in negative temperatures, at…

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Mission accomplished for FS Provence

Google Translation On March 15, the multi-mission frigate (FREMM) Provence crossed the passes of the port of Brest after two months of mission in the Far North. Since her departure last January, she has traveled more than 10,000 kilometers in the English Channel, North Atlantic, Baltic Sea and Norway. It has thus developed its interoperability with the navies and allied countries of the zone. This deployment was an opportunity, for example, to work on common procedures and tactics with the Danes, Germans, British, Dutch and Norwegians, to increase the knowledge…

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FS Provence in Exercise Dynamic Guard

Google Translation On 12 February, the “Provence” multi-mission frigate (FREMM) and 13 other NATO frigates sailed from Bergen to intercept a submarine cruising in the North Sea, seeking to infiltrate the Norwegian fjords. It is the objective of exercise TG18.1 which allows to train, as every year, the future commanders of submarines Norwegian, Dutch or British. TG 18.1 is a large exercise involving nearly 5,000 Norwegian, French, Spanish, Polish, German, Canadian, Australian and Danish sailors. Its “electronic warfare” component (fight field dedicated to the interception, jamming and emission of radar…

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ITS Antonio Marceglia Launching

Google Translation “Defense and industry work together for the country” so the Minister of Defense Roberta Pinotti at the launching ceremony of the frigate “Antonio Marceglia” took place this morning. “Ship Marceglia is the example of the excellent industrial integration crucial for a common European policy. A new step has been made toward the Navy of the future Military, thanks to the extraordinary skills of our yards and ingenuity of the designers, the result of strong collaboration between industry and defense. ” So the Minister Pinotti this morning, during the…

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Provence “blazes” the sky for the first time

On 27 November 2017, the multi-mission frigate (FREMM) Provence drove its first missile missile Aster. No French FREMM had yet fired such a missile in the Atlantic. The target was destroyed in a few seconds by this French-made missile. La Provence has demonstrated the effectiveness of its system. The FREMM Aster 15 (AS 15) weapon system, also known as the Aster Weapons Management Launch System* (AWMLS), provides the combat ship with a large protection bubble, in which any potential target is immediately detected. , classified and, if necessary, destroyed by…

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FS Normandie Launched

On 1 February 2018, Naval Group floated the FREMM multi-mission frigate Normandie, just 12 months after the start of hull assembly in the building dock on the Lorient site. The completion of this milestone represents an important step, demonstrating the industrial and technological mastery of Naval Group, ensuring compliance with a very tight schedule to be able to deliver, as foreseen, six of the FREMMs ordered by OCCAR (Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation) on behalf of the DGA (French Defence Procurement Agency – Direction Générale de l’Armement) to the French…

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Fincantieri Announces Plan to Adapt FREMM Frigate for U.S. Navy

Fincantieri Marine Group announced further details on its plans to adapt its “Best‐in‐Class” FREMM frigate, already in service for the Italian Navy since 2012, to design the U.S. Navy’s new guided‐missile frigate, FFG(X). FINCANTIERI will lead an experienced industry team, including Gibbs & Cox and Trident Maritime Systems, to design and build these multi‐mission ships capable of conducting anti‐surface, anti‐submarine, and electronic warfare and air defense operations. As design partners, Gibbs & Cox, will leverage their experience modifying proven hull, mechanical and electrical systems to U.S. Navy standards. Trident Maritime…

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Auvergne trains with French forces in Djibouti

Google Translation On August 29, 2017, after a refueling stop in Djibouti, the multi-mission frigate (FREMM) Auvergne conducted several interactions with the French forces stationed in Djibouti (FFDJ). On the eve of the stopover in Djibouti, the naval command detachment based at Arta camp literally stormed the frigate, demonstrating its ability to deploy on a moving ship to take control of it. At the same time, an Air Force Puma conducted a landing session to maintain the pilots’ qualifications for this perilous maneuver, as well as train sailors in the…

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Franco-Italian training in the Oman Sea for Auvergne

Google Translation On 1 st September 2017, on patrol in the Arabian Sea as part of Operation Enduring Freedom , the crew of the multi-mission frigate (FREMM) Auvergne conducted several operational training with its sister ship of the Italian navy, Virginio Fasan , the flagship of the European Operation Atalanta. The “central operations” worked overnight to build links to the maritime forces and to train in different crisis situations, while the bridge teams maneuvered and evolved in groups. Meetings between offshore vessels, which sometimes remain on isolated patrols for a…

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FS Auvergne Integrates With CTF 150

Google Translation Under the aegis of the Pakistani command, the multi-mission frigate Auvergne joined the Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150) on August 24th. This force participates in the Indian Ocean in the fight against illicit trafficking financing terrorism. The operational deployment of the FREMM Auvergne is part of its long-term deployment to verify its military capabilities in an operational environment. In this region marked by both instability and a very strong maritime traffic, the building patrols the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden. The Cayman Marine embarked allows…

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FREMM Luigi Rizzo Delivered by Fincantieri

April 20, 2017 – The frigate “Luigi Rizzo” was delivered today to the Italian Navy at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Muggiano (La Spezia). It is the sixth vessel of the FREMM program – Multi Mission European Frigates – commissioned to Fincantieri within the international Italian-French program, coordinated by OCCAR (the Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation). Orizzonte Sistemi Navali (51% Fincantieri and 49% Leonardo) is the prime contractor for Italy in the FREMM program, which envisions the building of 10 units, all already ordered. “Luigi Rizzo” is the sixth unit built by…

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